Located on the edge of the Central Plateau, Clarence Lagoon is the bushwalker's gateway to the Western Lakes. Access is via a track eight kilometers east of Derwent Bridge. Anglers are asked to refrain from taking vehicles to the water's edge. Bushwalker's will find the journey a pleasant one and a half hours walk from the highway.
Clarence Lagoon is a truly fine sport fishery, containing only brook trout. Most fish are only one kilo in size but in recent season much larger ones have been taken.
The rocky southern shoreline is easily fished from the land, but scouting about the shallower areas can be worthwhile. Anglers must be aware of soft mud when wading.